Want to learn more about your City government? The Alexandria City Academy is accepting applications for its fall season. The nine-week program begins Thursday, September 11.
The City offers the program to provide a unique opportunity for residents to learn about and gain exposure to a wide range of City government functions, services, activities and issues. Classes will take place on Thursdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at locations throughout the City. The Academy is designed to develop civic leadership, building a stronger city through well informed, engaged residents and business owners. The program also prepares individuals for public service on a board, commission, task force or other involvement in the City’s governance.
The program is open to City residents ages 18 and over, and owners of businesses located within the City. Class size is limited to 20 students. The application form may be downloaded, or submitted online, or picked up at City Hall, 301 King St., Room 1900, Alexandria VA 22314. The completed printed applications may be submitted in one of four ways: by return email, regular mail, by fax to 703.838.6426, or in person to the above address. The registration deadline is Thursday, August 14, at 5 p.m.
For additional information, visit alexandriava.gov/CityAcademy, or contact Elaine Scott at 703.746.4317.
On Wednesday, July 30, the Alexandria Police Department will be conducting a critical incident training exercise at Landmark Mall, located at 5801 Duke Street. The mock incident will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Public safety personnel will be in the area from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The critical incident training exercise will be centered around a mock shooting at the mall. The Department’s Special Operations Team and Hostage Negotiations Team, as well as the Alexandria Fire Department and Arlington Police Department’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, SOT and HNT will be participating in the exercise.
The Alexandria Police Department is assisting the Alexandria Fire Department with a Hazmat scene at 3100 Park Center Drive by closing several streets.
There is always lots happening at your local Alexandria Library. Today there is a FREE ESL class, Summerquest Theater, Read, Sing, and Play Baby, Little One-ders, Baby Rhyme time, and more! Check our community events calendar for details.
Today in Alexandria, there’s the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan meeting, Karaoke at the Flying Fish, Alexandria Citizen Corps Council, Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board meeting and more. Check our Community Events Calendar for details.
Will we see thunderstorms in Alexandria, Virginia this Sunday July 27, 2014?
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